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Daily Telegraph Owner Accused of Failing to Pay Ex-wife £50 Million - What Divorcing Couples Can Learn About Avoiding Conflict

Reclusive billionaire St Frederick Barclay is risking a jail term after failing to pay his ex-wife the first instalment of the £100 million divorce settlement she was awarded by the court earlier in 2021 after their 34-year marriage ended. Sir...

What is a Supervision Order?

If the local authority is concerned about the wellbeing and welfare of a child, there are various Court Orders that can be applied for which are aimed at protecting the child. One Order the Court can make is a Supervision Order. Sometimes, Supervision Orders...

How Is a House Divided in Divorce?

During divorce or separation proceedings, deciding what will happen to the family home can be an understandable point of contention. It is often the case that the family home is one of the things neither party is willing to compromise on, which can make...

What Happens in a Divorce If You Commit Adultery?

It is an understandably emotional process going through a divorce, especially when the reason for the divorce is adultery. If you are wondering how adultery will affect the divorce, it is important to make sure you have all of the facts. This is equally true...

Commercial Eviction Ban Extended to March 2022

The government has announced that it is extending the ban on commercial evictions until March 2022 – a nine-month extension. Fearing a wave of business closures and insolvencies in the wake of Covid-19, particularly in the hospitality sector, this...

Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce Reflects Growing Trend of Amicable Separation

Earlier this year, it was announced that Bill and Melinda Gates would be divorcing after 27 years of marriage. However, unlike many high-profile divorces in the US which involve bitter disputes and court litigation, the couple have reportedly signed a...

Government Announces No-fault Divorce Will Not Come into Force in 2021

It has been announced that the introduction of no-fault divorce has been delayed until 6 April 2022 at the earliest. No-fault divorce was originally planned to be brought into effect this Autumn as a part of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, but...

Covid-19 Ban on Statutory Demands and Winding Up Petitions Extended

Update June 2021 – since the time of writing, the temporary restrictions on Statutory Demands and Winding Up Petitions discussed in this article have been further extended to 30 September 2021. The temporary Covid-19 measures introduced under the...

Top Tips for Surviving Christmas Post-Separation

2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for separated couples. The unprecedented circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have no doubt taken their toll and, for separated couples with children, making arrangements that fulfil the whole...

Good Divorce Week 2020 - What Makes a Good Divorce?

The week starting 30 November marks Good Divorce Week, organised by family law network, Resolution . The goal of this year’s #gooddivorce campaign is to raise awareness of Resolution’s Code of Practice , the benefits of getting your divorce...